Right now the Capitals are the worst team in hockey and they're trying to get better AND cut salary at the same time, since nobody's coming to games. Jagr's making $11 million this year, so he's harder to move than a whale. Nobody wants an overpaid player who doesn't score. Well, maybe the Rangers, but they've always been able to throw money away.
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The funny thing is, since the trade talk really got going, Jagr started scoring again. Almost like he can turn it on and off like a lightswitch and he's trying to get his trade value up so he can get the hell out of Washington. That Jagr-Miller-Lang unit has been going strong for a few weeks now...I wonder what'll happen to the other two when Jagr finally does get moved.
The Rangers never should have even thought about making that trade in the first place. I said so when they did it, too: "Why? Because even if Lindros does play that well for the next two years, the Rangers still aren't going anywhere.